Ooni Warns Youths Against Wicked Politicians
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi wants all Nigerians to remember the dreams of their founding fathers, which is that of a peaceful and indivisible country where all citizens will be proud to live.
This position makes hate speeches unacceptable to the traditional institutions in Nigeria.
"We shouldn't forget the history of this country. Hate speeches going on here and there is not acceptable.
"Any youth in the country being used for such shouldn't be proud of being a Nigerian because we are the mirror of the black race. If anything should go wrong, God forbid, it is going to affect the entire black race.
"The founding fathers of this country came together for a positive cause; the liberation of the people, believing in the objective of positivity and great believe in the uniqueness of the unity of the country despite its diversity," he stressed.
The Ooni said these at a Youth Empowerment Summit 2017, and he was not in the mood to mince words as was also hard on politicians.
He said those fanning the ambers of violence through hateful utterances are self-centered personalities.
They create chaos to feed their own purse, while leaving the youths to bear the brunt of the violence they create.
The Ooni of Ife also warned the youths against hate speeches that can incite Nigerians, asking youths to only channel their energy towards the unity of Nigeria.
"What are the youths of this country coming together to do today? To break this country? No, it will never be possible.
"Why are we where we are today? The fact that some people are only bent on securing their personal interest. There is so much strength in the unity of this country. God Almighty will not allow those planning to break this country apart.
"They should come and ask us in Ile Ife what the aftermath of war is, particularly on the youths.
"We have fought communal war here in Ife and we know what the effect was on the youths. We don’t pray for war in this country and it will never come."
The monarch expressed happiness at the return of President Buhari to the country and also commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for holding forth effectively.
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